from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports A brief cessation of play at the request of a sports team or an official for rest, consultation, or making substitutions.
- n. A short break from work or play.
- n. A corrective measure or punishment for young children in which they are separated from others for a brief period.
- n. The place, especially a chair, used for such a measure or punishment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short break in the action of a sport, for substitution, consultation, etc.
- n. A break from a tense, heated or stressful situation (often enforced, sometimes as a disciplinary measure); a cooling-off period.
- n. The intentional ending of an incomplete task after a time limit considered a long enough for it to end normally.
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- n. a brief suspension of play
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We were getting murdered in the middle of the third quarter when he called a time-out.
He shot a line drive at the front of the iron and the ball bounced straight into my hands; I called time-out while I was catching it.
Someone called a time-out, and we each gathered a pile of ammunition to bring behind our respective ramparts.
Less than a minute into the third quarter, Hornets coach Monty Williams was calling time-out, sensing the game was slipping away.
He feared along with some other scientists that the shutting-in of the well with this new cap could make the spill worse, and he called time-out.
On Butler’s possession, Mack was trapped, and he called time-out.
Patriots 7 Steelers 17, 0:44 2nd quarter New England call a time-out after Woodley races past Vollmer and to collect his second sack of Brady and give the Patriots second and 17 at the 37.
Patriots 10 Steelers 17, 7:02 3rd quarter Pittsburgh call a time-out to ponder their plan of action as they size up second and 10 from the New England 11.
Broncos 13 Chargers 13, 6:48 OT Denver call a time-out, with San Diego looking at third and four from the 38.
The Broncos coach calls a time-out at the very last second to ice the kicker, only for their defence to block the would-be attempt.